Seasonal Foods

Jul 23, 2012

Menu Mondays

yes, yes, i know it's actually Motivation Mondays on my facebook and twitter but i don't want to kill a good thing :-)

starting this week i will be sharing my menu for the week, and maybe it will give you some ideas for your week's meals.  i do not plan mine until thursday evening; after i've returned with my spoils from the local farmers market.  last week i came back home with 4 huge bags of fresh fruits, vegetables and i even splurged and bought a fresh loaf of bacon cheese bread!  the picture doesn't quite do all the food justice but you get the idea.  also, by shopping local i'm able to save quite a bit.  between the flat of berries, pounds of greens, and other fruits/veggies i spent about $50 for over a weeks worth of fresh food for me and the 3 kids!  not bad right?  who said eat healthy has to be expensive :-) i will admit my morning meals are the same almost every single day

here's my menu for the week:

breakfasts

  • coffee w/creamer & handful of raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios) during the week
  • weekend breakfast is eggs & bacon with spinach

morning (post workout) snack

  • Chocolate Shakeology; i will add in a handful of berries, a few ounces of almond (or coconut milk)

lunches

  • salad with chicken breast
  • left overs
  • steak tacos & salad
  • 1/2 avocado w/salt and chicken breast
  • salad w/lunchmeat, cheese and tomato
  • green tomato, eggs and bacon
  • lunch meat roll ups, almond crisps and cheese


dinners

  • steak and salad
  • lemon chicken thighs, yams & green tomatoes 
  • mini turkey meatloaf, salad, cauliflower rice
  • london broil, roasted kale w/olive oil and salt
  • steak, salad and fruit
  • leftovers
  • pizza
snacks:
  • berries and almonds
  • pretzel sticks and almond butter
  • aprium w/glass of almond milk
  • prunes
so that is what i eat, and the kids eat this as well.  i know it's hard sometimes to ensure we are eating the right things but remember that abs are made in the kitchen not the gym!  if you aren't fueling your body with the right things all the workouts in the world will not help you shed the fat! it's all about scheduling your food and your workouts just like anything else important in life.  

nutrition + fitness + support = success

i hope y'all have a motivating monday and do something GREAT with this wonderful week!


 




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